In Lagos

Enriched with culture and history, Lagos is a city of wonders. On this page, we offer some recommendations for you to fully enjoy the finest of Lagos.

Cultural Facilities

Lagos Science Center

The Lagos Science Center project is an initiative of the Municipality of Lagos, in response to the stimulus launched by Ciência Viva – National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture.

Lagos Municipal Library

Located on Rua Dr. Júlio Dantas, in the place where the writer and prominent public figure who gives the street its name was born, it is part of the network of Public Reading Libraries and aims at education, information, culture and leisure.


Meia Praia beach

This beach, which extends along the curve of the bay for over four kilometres, up to the Alvor River, is separated from the gently sloping terrain that surrounds it like an amphitheatre, by a dune cord of outstanding beauty.

Praia da Batata beach

It is located between the west pier of Ribeira de Bensafrim and Praia dos Estudantes, close to Cais da Solaria and the Ponta da Bandeira Fortress, just a few hundred meters from the historic center of Lagos. It is a very popular beach, due to its proximity to the urban center and sheltered corners.

Classified Architectural

Castelos dos Governadores (Governors Castle)

Castelo dos Governadores, also known as Castelo de Lagos and (probably) Paço do Infante D. Henrique, is a property built in the second half of the 15th century, which local authors refer to as being of Arab origin.

Slave Market

One of the possible locations of the first slave market in fifteenth-century Europe. In 1444, the first slaves brought from Africa arrived in Lagos, starting their trade.

Museological Equipment

Lagos Museum Dr. José Formosinho

Founded in 1932 by its patron, José Formosinho, this museological equipment quickly developed thanks to the combined efforts of the archaeological excavations organised by itself and the constant donations, making it a multidisciplinary museum with valuable and unique collections. Its collection covers archaeology, sacred art, the history of Lagos, ethnography of the Algarve, painting, numismatics, mineralogy and overseas ethnography.

Arms Warehouse

“Lagos – The City and its Time” is the theme that embodies the municipal equipment Arms Warehouse. A military building that was part of the complex of military structures in Lagos from the mid-19th century. In the 17th century, it was restored to its original design by the City Council, becoming the Interpretation Center for the Urban Evolution of the City of Lagos, with the aim of serving the community and also informing visitors of its evolution and temporal development.

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